Wendy Lee Business & Economics Reporter
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Wendy Lee is a Business and Economics Reporter for Southern California Public Radio.
Before joining KPCC, Wendy was a business reporter for the Star Tribune in Minneapolis and The Tennessean in Nashville. Her work has been published in The Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal and the Houston Chronicle.
A California native, Lee graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a degree in history. She likes to travel, cook, karaoke and is always ready for new adventures.
Stories by Wendy Lee
In Lake Forest, two families spend thousands of dollars trying to outdo each other each Halloween, building over-the-top haunted house attractions.
Economists and business leaders say it will take weeks, maybe months for Southern California’s economy to recover from the effects of a 16-day federal shutdown.
Experts say seniors who feel useful are less likely to suffer physical disability. Arcadia's 99-year-old Nordstrom greeter agrees that his job helps keep him going. Store managers say he makes customers happy.
Freedom Communications Holdings Inc., parent company of the Orange County Register, has announced a $27.25 million deal to buy the Riverside-based Press Enterprise.
Union officials say buyouts could impact workers, from printing press operators to color specialists at a LA Times printing facility.
The popular Taiwanese bakery chain opened its new Central Kitchen baking facility in Brea, which it says is key to its expansion plans.
The L.A. Times and Californians Aware accused the L.A. Memorial Coliseum Commission of violating the state's open meeting law, known as the Brown Act. A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge agreed.
What will happen to Southern Californians as the government shutdown drags on and agencies that rely on federal funds see their money dry up.
Fresh & Easy leased property when rental prices were high, then failed to generate enough sales. Analysts say the chain will try to cancel some of those leases.
Knott's Berry Farm kicked off one of the first Halloween scare fests. Now the theme park competition is on, to deliver the most "boo" for your buck.
The department said it would temporarily waive its eligibility screening to address the backlog of claims and recover any overpayments later.
A glitch in the newly launched payment processing system, which was supposed to make things more efficient, has delayed delivery of thousands of unemployment benefit checks.
Pope Francis wants the church to focus on love and service rather than homosexuality, abortion and contraceptives. Many, but not all, LA Catholics agree.
Gov. Jerry Brown announced that he'd signed a bill to add a checkbox on California state income returns to give charitable contributions to costal conservation efforts.
Job gains were in areas like leisure and hospitality, construction and financial services. California's unemployment rate is still higher than the nation's.